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Boot problem Windows XP Home

I have started having a failure to boot almost every other time I turn the computer on. I get an error message saying that the file windows/system32/hal.dll is either missing or corrupt and the boot process stops. Luckily I have Norton's "Go Back" and can go back one or two days and get the computer to boot. I have saved a copy of hal.dll on an external drive but cann't acess it since I can not boot.
I ran ChkDsk but that didn't help.
I don't want to restore the complete Windows XP system and have to reinstall all the updates and programs I have.
Any ideas on keeping this file working?
Thank you very much.
>>>JIM<<<

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Please refer the following link
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Try to repair it using a windows xp cd

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